Anti wind farm campaigners in Cumbria and Southern Scotland have welcomed the Government's announcement that subsidies to onshore wind farms will be reduced.
They say the change will dramatically cut the number being built in the region.
I**nstead more money is going to be spent subsidising off shore wind farms.
Environmental campaigners like Friends of the Earth say the change merely reflects how wind power has become more affordable, reducing the need for the government incentives.
Samantha Parker reports: